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Library pancake supper big success

The Friends of the North Adams Library would like to thank the Adams County community for their support of the annual All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Supper. The Friends had a wonderful turn-out for this community event.

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Highway named for fallen soldier

Pictured above after the ceremonies top rename part of of State Route 41 after Specialist 4 Samuel A. Johnson are from the left, Larry Browning, Regina Browning Johnson, Holly Johnson, State Representative Dr. Terry Johnson, and U.S. Congressman Brad Wenstrup. Pictured above after the ceremonies top rename part of of State Route 41 after Specialist 4 Samuel A. Johnson are from the left, Larry Browning, Regina Browning Johnson, Holly Johnson, State Representative Dr. Terry Johnson, and U.S. Congressman Brad Wenstrup.

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Man shot on Beaver Pond Road

Authorities responded to a shooting on at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 1315 Beaver Pond Road in Peebles. Peebles Police Chief Robert Music and Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Daniels were the first to arrive and found that the occupant of the residence, Elmer Phillips, 48, of Peebles had been shot with a .380 caliber from a handgun.

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Counseling Center expands, moves

The Counseling Center, Inc. in Adams County is expanding addiction and mental health treatment services with the opening of a new, larger facility, located 210 N. Wilson Drive, in West Union, to house Outpatient Services for women and men 18 or older, battling alcohol and other drug addictions. The Adams County Counseling Center, Inc. will hold an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, along with tours and refreshments to introduce the facility to the public.

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Track to be replaced at Peebles HS

The Adams County/Ohio Valley Board of Education approved Project Lead the Way for the Ohio Valley Career and Technical Center on Thursday, March 12. Project Lead the Way was presented to the board by Tad Mitchell, supervisor of OVCTC, at their regular meeting on Thursday, Feb. 12, and The People’s Defender covered the discussion in the Wednesday, Feb. 18 edition. Project Lead the Way is a nationwide, interactive curriculum based on real-world and business situations.

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Flooding plagues river towns

As temperatures increased across the region, melting snow from the last blast of winter – that dropped a foot of snow around the county March 4-6 – has caused widespread flooding throughout the Ohio River Valley, drowning areas of Adams and Brown counties along the river and near the creeks that snake their way down toward it. According to the National Weather Service, the Ohio River crested in Cincinnati at 57.77 feet the afternoon of Sunday, March 15, nearly six feet above flood stage.

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Council discusses potholes and businesses

It was mostly an uneventful meeting at the Tuesday, March 10, regular meeting of the West Union Village Council. Much of the discussion focused on street repairs and new businesses moving into the village.

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Manchester receives EPA report

On Tuesday, March 4, Adams County Economic and Community Development and the Adams County Commissioners received approval from the Village of Manchester to proceed with applying for grant funding for the clean-up of eleven sites in the village limits. Manchester Village Council met for a regular meeting at the Manchester Community Building on Tuesday night, and Holly Johnson, Director of Economic and Community Development, presented the council with the results of the first phase of the Ohio Voluntary Action Program through the EPA.

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Will it flood?

The water level markers off the boat ramp in Manchester shows the Ohio river at almost 50 feet on the evening of Tuesday, March 9. The water level markers off the boat ramp in Manchester shows the Ohio river at almost 50 feet on the evening of Tuesday, March 9. A sedan became stranded on a road as Castle Run near Blue Creek flowed over its banks on Wednesday, March 4. A sedan became stranded on a road as Castle Run near Blue Creek flowed over its banks on Wednesday, March 4. Another sedan became stranded in high water as its driver attempted to make it through the creek crossing on Robinson Hollow Road. Another sedan became stranded in high water as its driver attempted to make it through the creek crossing on Robinson Hollow Road.

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4-H Kids College is coming up

This event is open to all 4-H members with an interest in the subject matter, regardless of what projects they are taking. Those enrolled in related projects will learn about project requirements, pre-fair judging, and Ohio State Fair expectations.

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